Inter are ready to sacrifice Douglas Maicon in order to net Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez.
The Argentine continues to be linked with the Nerazzurri and reports in Italy are suggesting that the Brazilian is key to the deal.
City want around €45m for the want-away striker, a fee that is just too steep for the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza outfit.
There have been suggestions of a possible swap deal with Samuel Eto'o, but Inter chief Massimo Moratti has blocked that possibility.
However, the Italian club are said to be willing to offer City the services of Maicon, valued at €20m, plus cash for Tevez.
The right-back, who has the admiration of Real Madrid, could be released following Inter's capture of Santos full-back Jonathan earlier this summer.
Inter will take a close look at the situation after the Italian Super Cup Final on Saturday against champions Milan.